Equality Productions Presents A DOLL’S HOUSE PART 2 by Lucas Hnath

EP_A Dolls House Part 2 logo(Cincinnati, Ohio) Equality Productions of Cincinnati presents an online theatrical event, with 100% of the sales benefiting three charities selected by the cast and director.

Streaming exclusively on Sunday, September 6 and Sunday, September 13, A DOLL’S HOUSE, PART TWO by Lucas Hnath explores the impact of Nora returning to the house she left in the Ibsen classic.

The play begins with a knock on the door — the same door that was slammed shut, fifteen years earlier when Nora exited at the end of Ibsen’s play. Nora has returned, and it is she who is knocking. After leaving her husband, children, and the nursemaid, Nora became a successful feminist novelist. The reason for her return is to finalize a divorce from Torvald; she needs him to sign the legal papers. Nora is questioned about what she has been doing, and the family and the nursemaid express their recriminations of her.

Lucas Hnath’s bitingly funny sequel to Ibsen’s revolutionary masterpiece unfolds in a series of bristling stand-offs that reveal in Nora’s world, much like our own, behind every opinion there is a person, and a slamming door isn’t just an end, but also the chance for a new beginning.

The play received 8 Tony nominations, including Best Play, when it appeared on Broadway in 2017.

Preview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vMtzisqsjnI

To purchase a ticket to the play, make a donation to one or more of the three charities listed below. Email the receipt or screenshot of your donation to equalityproductionscincy@gmail.com. Or make a donation through Paypal (choose a payment to a friend) to equalityproductionscincy@gmail.com and specify which organization should receive your donation. Either way that you donate, you will then receive a link via email to the video the evening before the video is available on 9/6 and again on 9/13.

The suggested donation is $10, but donate what you can. Equality Productions will distribute 100% of the donations.

The talented group of actors who volunteered their talents to raise money for worthy organizations:

  • Nora: Tish Sloan (Humboldt County, CA)
  • Anne Marie: Christine McBurney (Cleveland, OH)
  • Torvald: Eric Thomas (Florence, KY)
  • Emmy: Marina Lauff (New York, NY)
  • Director: Cleo DeOrio (Eureka, CA)

All those involved in the production have selected three organizations to receive your donations:

Red Eagle Soaring – https://www.redeaglesoaring.org/ – Red Eagle Soaring Native Youth Theatre (RES) exists to empower American Indian and Alaska Native youth to express themselves with confidence and clarity through traditional and contemporary performing arts.

Karamu House Theatre – https://karamuhouse.org/ – Founded in 1915, Karamu House is a place of joyful gathering (the meaning of ‘Karamu” in Swahili), where people from different races, religions, and economic backgrounds come together through the arts. Recognized as the oldest, producing African American theatre in the nation, Karamu House is continually cited as one of Cleveland’s top four treasures.

Humboldt Rape Crisis – http://www.ncrct.org/index.html – The North Coast Rape Crisis Team was established in 1981 as a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit corporation. It exists to develop, promote and support programs for sexual assault survivors and sexual assault prevention education projects in Del Norte and Humboldt counties in California.

Experience this unique theatrical presentation, where all actors were performing from different states, recorded as if they were in the same room with each other.

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